Yunus Kovankaya

Yunus Kovankaya is serving as the MSA Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Yunus is excited to be part of a Muslim community as diverse as Columbia's MSA in New York. As a Muslim with Turkish-Taiwanese heritage, he appreciates the different cultural communities across the city, spending his free time exploring Muslim neighborhoods across the city. For him, the most enjoyable part of the MSA was meeting Muslims outside of the Columbia community through inter-MSA events like charity week and MSA showdown. This year, in spite the pandemic, he hopes to find unique ways to share the New York Muslim experience with incoming freshmen. Outside of the MSA, he is involved in Engineers Without Borders. He is planning to major in Civil Engineering and minor in MESAS.